Publications

Books:

The Formless Empire: A Short History of Diplomacy and Warfare in Central Asia. Westholme Publishing, 2015.

Book Chapters:

Manchuria-Cockpit of Insurgent Empire: A Historical Perspective from the Khitan Liao to the People’s Republic of China. In ‘Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War,’ edited by Scott Romaniuk and Stewart Webb. Routledge, 2015.

Internal and Institutional Reports:

From 2021 onwards many of my foreign policy and geopolitical theory writings can be found at The Institute for Peace and Diplomacy.

Scenarios for a Post-U.S. Afghanistan. Defense Priorities explainer, 2020.

Countering Violent Extremism in Central Asia: A Reappraisal of Diplomatic Engagement with Historical Human Rights. U.S. Department of State, unclassified version, 2017.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Don’t Fear China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, Volume 62 Issue 4, 2020.

Playing Poker with the Rule of Law: The United Nations and International Peacebuilding Strategies in the Eritrean-Ethiopian War. Canadian Center of Science and Education, Journal of Politics and Law, 2011. Co-authored.

In Omnia Paratus: Of War, Conflict, and International Law in the Contemporary World System. Canadian Center of Science and Education, Journal of Politics and Law, 2010. Co-authored.

Short Articles and Opinion Pieces:

Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Strategy Is Not Based In Reality. 19FortyFive, 2021.

Book Review, ‘Tomorrow The World’-The Sun Never Sets on Postwar America. Global Security Review, 2021.

Diplomacy With Iran Will Serve U.S. Interests in Eurasia. The National Interest, 2021.

Iran-Al Qaeda Alliance? There Is No Such Thing. 19FortyFive, 2021.

The Aughts were Better for Gays than the Woke Era. Twink Revolution, 2020.

Biden must Reject the Pull of the American Hegemonic Mindset. Responsible Statecraft, The Quincy Institute, 2020.

The Death of Exceptionalism and the Birth of a New Foreign Policy. The National Interest, 2020.

The Case for U.S. Offshore Balancing in the Middle East. The National Interest, 2020.

Why Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden are Committed to Proxy-War. The National Interest and Real Clear World, 2020.

Keeping U.S. Troops in Syria to Counter Russia has the Opposite Effect. Business Insider and The Kyiv Post, 2020.

Is America the Defender of Sovereignty? The Hill, 2020.

New Sanctions on Syria Risk Powering Extremists. Washington Examiner, 2020.

Don’t Let Tension with China Ruin U.S.-North Korea Diplomacy. The Diplomat, 2020.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Is It Really a Threat? The National Interest, 2020.

Want to End Our Endless Wars? Remember the Peace of Westphalia. The American Conservative, 2020.

American Exceptionalism’s Latest Big Hit. Real Clear World, 2020.

Prioritize Plan A: America’s Navy Must Come First. The National Interest and Real Clear Defense, 2019.

Book Review, The Ottoman Age of Exploration. Muftah, 2012.

Saturn’s Hexagon Bafflers Astronomers. NBC News segment script, 2007.